5L Issue #031

Returning to Work/Home with Naked Anthropomorphic Bananas


C’mon, you’ll see your friends again..

Our house is simultaneously dealing with children not wanting to be dropped off at daycare and adults transitioning back to the office, and so this skit really hit a special note for me.


But that’s what they used to say about six bags..

I think this might end up being one of my favourite links for the year.

I **loved** this faux-interview-transcript of the moment Les Honnock brought all his shopping bags inside in one trip by carrying ‘like six bags on each arm instead of making a second trip’.

It’s not an exaggeration to say this is going to change the game, forever.

Les Honnock: If I’d thought about how much further I still had to go, if I thought about trying to make it up the steps even, I probably would have given up. So I just didn’t. I kept thinking about the next step and saying to myself, You can stop and rest when you reach that tree. You can stop and rest when you reach the mailbox. You can stop and rest at the bottom of the driveway. And I just kept making those deals with myself. 

Sacks Cadwell: The closer Les got to the door, the more everybody wanted to like, run up and help him. Because he’d already blown past every expectation. A lot of the guys thought it was over. But Stiz, he was picking up on Les’ wavelength, because Les didn’t even have to say anything – I’m honestly not sure he could have said anything at the time – and Stiz was just like, “Back off, guys. Nobody help him. Let him finish. He’s got this.” And so we all just waited. 

I loved it. Grab a coffee and read the whole thing.

An Oral History of Bringing All the Bags Inside in One Trip | The Chatner

(via Abandoned Jerks)


A continuation of ‘googly eyes on things’..

A follow up to last week’s 5L #030 link, ‘putting googly eyes on your graphs’ - here we have ‘putting googly eyes on your capsicum'. Equally rewarding.

I’ll be sure to look out for more in this series. Stay tuned.


Attire that is not necessary but informative..

The Epic v Apple trial wrapped up, and I’ve read good articles that sum up the judgment as a victory for Apple and others that say it was a victory for Epic.

I suspect, like most litigation, it was a victory for the lawyers.

But also a victory for Court-watchers that like to scour transcripts and judgments for snippets of the bench delivering a little sass. These people exist. I may or may not be one of them.

This one came from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, commenting on references made to Fortnite’s banana man avatar, Peely:

With respect to the appropriateness of Peely’s “dress,” the Court understood Apple merely to be “dressing” Peely in a tuxedo for federal court, as jest to reflect the general solemnity of a federal court proceeding. As Mr. Weissinger later remarked, and with which the Court agrees, Peely is “just a banana man,” additional attire was not necessary but informative.

I too will now strive for the kind of attire that is ‘not necessary but informative’.

Epic v Apple judge rules Fortnight’s Peely can appear naked in court | The Verge


They keep passing it backwards- what’s going on here..

American subscribers might be aware of this one already, but I had no idea the concept for smash hit Apple TV Series Ted Lasso was born out of a skit Jason Sudeikis did for NBC Sports coverage of the Premier League way back in 2013.

It’s amazing to see how similar the Lasso character was back then, and even seeing the same actor playing Coach Beard!

I’m looking forward to watching the finale of Season 2 of Ted Lasso (not as good as Season 1, let’s be honest) which was released yesterday, and these clips made me chuckle.

An American Coach in London | YouTube

and the follow up -

The Return of Coach Lasso | YouTube


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